Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Place I Now Call Home

Finally, after moving out of my parents' house more than seven years ago, I have a place to call my very own. I am officially a homeowner and it is a great feeling to know that I won't have to decide what to do after a year when a lease runs up or wonder if I can make any adjustments to the house. This place is all mine and I can do whatever I want to it.

Last Saturday with the help of my two brothers, my parents and Ryan, we got all of my stuff moved into the house. I had double the amount of furniture and stuff than I had the last time I moved so it took a bit longer but my family were troopers and we couldn't have done it without them.

Sunday I spent the day getting things organized and being the C personality that I am (according to DiSC profiles - more to come later) I have to have things organized before I go to sleep. I got my room and bathroom, the living room and the kitchen pretty much set. The other half of the house is another story but those rooms weren't necessities yet.

Below are some pictures of my work in progress. Let me take you on a tour.

My backyard and patio. There is some major work to be done back here. We are going to have to replant grass and pick up the 1.4 million rocks in the yard. Ryan is also going to install a ceiling fan. I love my covered patio!

This is the guest bathroom. I found this shower curtain at Target one day when I was killing time and planned my whole bathroom decor around it. I am going to paint the walls a plum color (hey it wouldn't be my hosue if it didn't have a purple room) and use gold and gray towels.

The laundry room sans washer and dryer. Now it is serving as Tackle's room. My next purchase is the w/d set. If anybody knows of anybody selling a used set, let me know!

One of the two guest bedrooms. This one is on the back of the house. Eventually, when Ryan and I are married and he moves in, this will be his "man room." For now it will hold all of the boxes that aren't upacked yet.

My kitchen. Please notice the brand new refrigerator. I love it. That was another big girl purchase I had to make. I also love my granite countertops and dishwasher. Eventually I am going to add cabinet knobs and pulls and mom and dad are getting me bar stools as a housewarming gift.

View of the kitchen from the other angle. This house had great light fixtures already so that was a bonus. You can't see it but on the right is my awesome pantry.

My living room. This room is causing me a bit of anxiety. We found out that my 2 couches don't fit. Therefore, I am going to have to come up with another idea of seating. I am also planning on getting a new entertainment center in the future. The $60 piece from Walmart has served its purpose and is time for retirement. Paint will also be added to this room.

My bathroom. To the right is the shower, a walk in closet and another closet.

View of my bedroom from my bathroom. I plan on painting this room as well.

View of my room from the door.
And finally one of my favorite parts of the hosue - the GARAGE! I am so excited to park inside again. Here are the mounds of boxes that have been emptied so far. I think I am making good progress.
Well that's the tour. I hope you like it as much as I do. If you ever want to come by and see it just give me a call.


Amy and Jerry said...

LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to come visit you!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I loved my tour with Tackle!

Stacia said...

Where exactly is my room ..please and thank you!!!!

clarkfam said...

Mer - My brother Lyndy and wife Laura beth have their old washer and dryer sitting in their garage. They just got a new one not too long ago...